Clients: Mr & Mrs Newton Aged late sixties

Our previous clients Mr & Mrs Newton purchased a beautiful period property ‘The Old Vicarage’ with a view to fully renovate it into their dream home, the property was fully gutted from floors and walls to the roof.

The building had been split into many much smaller rooms that were uninviting, dark and stopped the smooth flow of the space and natural daylight. Opening up the spaces was important to create larger well-lit rooms, to do this took imagination, lots of steel and a patient builder.

Mr Newton was assigned his own very modern en-suite shower room that we also created in this multi-room project. So that leaves the Master Bathroom in the hands of Mrs Newton who was determined to have her own little piece of paradise that would have the bells, twirls and expensive wallpaper. The room we see now was originally divided into two rooms bathroom and separate toilet/cloakroom, the new design intended to exploit the size and proportions of the room and to complement the main feature window whilst creating a look of classical and timeless elegance. The brief was simple a free standing bathroom with walk in shower cubicle and a free standing twin basin unit not forgetting the toilet, the hard bit was designing, creating and building the furniture along with convincing a lot of people that we were not actually mad. After reinforcing the floor only supported by two oak beams in the kitchen below we then proceeded to prepare the subfloor material and WarmUp under floor heating.

Again keeping respectfully with a timeless period feel we chose hand-painted furniture and built the bath dias and basin furniture with curves and overmounted curved plinths. After much deliberation we went with Minerva solid acrylic worksurfaces in Carrara White creating a classic marble look, this material allowed us to seamlessly joint the bath platform and mould in the tap ledge which also acted as the deck for the bespoke glass shower panel from Matki. We then welded the Minerva return panel into the shower cubicle to create a watertight seal between shower and bath, the curves from the Bette oval bath to the wooden furniture to the Minerva the radius all remained the same. Bespoke white glass was used for the shower wall built in shampoo box along with Matki shower fittings, you will see the precision when it comes to the support arms locking into the white glass from the Matki clear glass. A Matki double walk through flat tray was used and the brassware was Cisne by Imperial. The cloakroom window was cleverly incorporated into a much larger framed feature with a matching mirror to complement the vanity basin unit.

Enough time to ponder life from the window seat using Karndean under floor heated woodplank flooring.

Cost of project was £27,299.00 fitted + vat excluding building work.

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